By Bill Quick
"Bill speedy has authored a very good mystery that also is an all too believable caution. hugely recommended!"
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Three terrorist assaults are introduced from freighters opposed to the U.S.. just one totally succeeds, yet within the blink of an eye fixed all the nation west of the Rocky Mountains is reworked into the technological an identical of the 18th century - no electrical energy, no desktops, no electronics of any sort, and not one of the facilities of contemporary lifestyles that rely on them.
This is the tale of standard and awesome humans, low and high, who fight to outlive in a mortally wounded country, as America's enemies inside of and with no circle for the kill.
A Latino gang-banger turns into Mayor of a devastated la; a homosexual survivalist fights for his lifestyles in San Francisco; a standard Indiana housewife and her 3 youngsters fight to maintain their lives jointly in a crashing economic system; a shrimp fisherman in Louisiana watches a mushroom cloud upward thrust over New Orleans; the Admiral answerable for the army safety of the country faces a hurricane of enemies from each nook of the compass; and the President of the USA and the Speaker of the home of Representatives conflict for supremacy because the lives of sixty million american citizens dangle within the balance.
[i]Lightning Fall[/i tells a riveting tale of terror, tragedy, and triumph you'll always remember.
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The trail to Cassiopeia had just vanished. He eased himself away from the throng of gawkers, close to the outside tables and windows for the Hotel d’Angleterre’s restaurant. People with shocked faces stood and stared. Dead bodies on the sidewalk were not commonplace in Denmark. Distant sirens signaled that help was coming. Which meant he needed to go. “Mr. Malone,” a voice said, close to his left ear. He started to turn. “No. ” The distinctive feel of a gun barrel nestled close to his spine told him to take the man’s advice.
Chin. China. Tang found it hard not to be impressed by such grand accomplishments, and though Qin Shi had lived long ago, the man’s impact still resonated. He was the first to divide the land into prefectures, each composed of smaller units he named counties. He abolished the feudal system and eliminated aristocratic warlords. Weights, measures, and currencies became standardized. A uniform code of laws was enacted. He built roads, a wall to protect the northern border, and cities. Even more critical, the various and confusing local scripts were replaced with one written alphabet.
Another pop and the woman fell beside him. Crimson rivulets poured from each body. Fear spread, a ripple that sent a panic through the afternoon crowd. Three people on bicycles collided with one another, trying to avoid the bodies. The car sped away. Tinted windows shielded the occupants as it roared past, then whipped left in a sharp turn. He tried to spot the license plate, but the Volvo disappeared around Kongens Nytorv. He rushed forward, knelt down, and checked pulses. Both were dead. The bicyclists appeared injured.